David Schmaier - Chief Product Officer, Salesforce
David has over three decades of experience building cloud-, CRM-, and industry-specific vertical software companies as an executive, entrepreneur, board member, and investor.
David is President and Chief Product Officer, responsible for Salesforce’s global product team, strategy, and vision. He and his organization partner closely with industry leading companies on their digital transformations to connect with and serve their customers in entirely new ways.
Prior to Salesforce, he worked as the CEO and Founder at Vlocity (www.vlocity.com) — a three-time Forbes Cloud 100 company (2017, 2018, 2019) and strategic Salesforce ISV — delivering industry-specific cloud and mobile software with embedded digital, omni-channel processes for six industries. Vlocity was Salesforce’s fastest growing ISV out of 5,000 and was acquired by Salesforce in June 2020.
Prior to Vlocity, David worked on the Founding Executive Team and as Executive Vice President at Siebel Systems, a pioneering company in the CRM space. He helped build the company from an idea to a public company of 8,000 people and $2 billion in revenue.
He continues to serve as a strategic advisory board member for Genstar Capital, a leading private equity firm. David worked previously in a variety of sales and marketing roles at Oracle Corporation and also at Braxton Associates (now part of Deloitte Consulting). He also served as COO and as an advisory board member for C3.ai, a leading provider of enterprise AI applications, and on the board of directors for Inxeption, a fast-growing industrial ecommerce software provider, as well as TravelClick, a leading hospitality software company. He also served on the board of trustees of Town School for Boys and The Hamlin School, both independent schools in San Francisco.
David graduated with an MBA from Harvard Business School and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.